Burma Ruby Cabochon, 2.61 ct
Doesn’t this natural Burmese ruby have a delightful, brightly colored candy look to it? Its “ingredients” include the highest-quality natural purplish-red color, indicative of only the finest rubies from the Burma (Myanmar) region. Add to that a fine helping of fascinating inclusions that allow its magenta undertones to bounce and dance within. These inclusions also give this Burmese ruby a soft glow, made even more appetizing by the “glaze” of the smooth polished surface of its cabochon cut. All told, this is a delectable Burmese ruby that looks good enough to eat!
For centuries, the Mogok Stone Tract of Burma, otherwise known as modern-day Myanmar, has provided the world with its finest rubies. Burmese rubies are renowned for their clarity, silk inclusions that give them a soft glow, and, of course, their vibrant color—a combination of purplish-red body color and fiery red fluorescence, with the most coveted called “pigeon’s blood.” Today, with most of the alluvial deposits in the region depleted, Burmese rubies are among the most valuable and prestigious of all gemstones. To learn more about Burmese rubies, click here.